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On Tour by Bradley Wiggins, Scott Mitchell

'There is me trailing home 131st and, for all I know, I might be a top 50 rider if we all started on a level playing field ...Bollocks to you all. You are a bunch of cheating bastards. At least I can look myself in the mirror.' Bradley Wiggins contemplates Floyd Landis testing positive for testosterone in the 2006 Tour de France. This 2010 account was an instant book published in the autumn following the Tour. Part day-by-day diary, it includes wider, deeper reflections on the history of the Tour, its famous figures and what they mean to him and is also illustrated with Scott Mitchell's atmospheric, black and white photography. The Tour was featured in Wiggins's 2008 autobiography, In Pursuit of Glory, but really only in the light of a scandal he was caught up in at the time. The emphasis of his previous memoir was very much on his childhood, his father and track cycling at the Olympics; here, Wiggins' new found love of road racing, and its pinnacle, the Tour de France, take centre stage, particularly the gruelling 2010 race, which although played out somewhat in the shadow of his high finish in 2009, was nevertheless an exemplary exercise in true grit and fighting spirit against the odds.

Reviews

ON TOUR is a brutally honest account of this year's Tour...ON TOUR puts road cycling and, ultimately, the burden of expectation which comes with it, on centre stage. ROADCYCLINGUK.COM As well as Wiggins's brutally honest account of his Tour...the book is illustrated by Mitchell's stunningly atmospheric black-and-white photographs MSN.CO.UK Great new book by Bradley Wiggins...A great gift for anyone interested in cycling like me!! -- Sir Paul Smith An illuminating insight into life in and out of the saddle SPORT MAGAZINE a suitably gritty but illuminating book...supplemented by atmospheric black-and-white photographs. -- Donald McRae THE GUARDIAN Beautifully supported by Scott Mitchell's photography...Contains wit, intelligence, self-awareness and brilliant appreciation of fellow riders, a credit to Wiggins -- Huw Richards THE GUARDIAN


About the Author

Bradley Wiggins is the three-times Olympic gold-medal winning cyclist who has achieved all there is to achieve in on the track in cycling. His focus in now road racing, in particular the Tour de France.

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Book Info

Publication date

11th November 2010

Author

Bradley Wiggins, Scott Mitchell

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories

Cycling
Sporting events & management

ISBN

9781409131366

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